destination

noun
des·​ti·​na·​tion | \ ˌdes-tə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce destination (audio) \

Definition of destination

1 : the purpose for which something is predetermined or destined
2 : an act of appointing, setting aside for a purpose, or predetermining
3 : a place to which one is journeying or to which something is sent when the package has reached its destination kept their destination secret
4 : a place worthy of travel or an extended visit a popular tourist destination often used attributively a destination restauranta destination resort

Examples of destination in a Sentence

After stopping for lunch, we continued on toward our destination. The package reached its destination two days later. He enjoys traveling to remote and exotic destinations. We traveled through three states before reaching our final destination.
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According to their leaked Save The Date invitation, the couple have chosen France for a picturesque, destination wedding in 2019. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Were Absolutely the Cutest at the Grammys After Party," 11 Feb. 2019 But clicking though the digital album of a destination wedding has its own distinct appeal. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "The Most Extravagant and Enviable Destination Weddings in Vogue," 11 Jan. 2019 The jet continued to its destination and landed safely. Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times, "Lion Air pilots struggled against Boeing’s 737 MAX flight-control system, black-box data shows," 27 Nov. 2018 Following their gorgeous destination wedding in Italy last spring, the couple jetted off to Ecuador to do community-building work for the charity organization WE—and famously invited Drew's twin brother Jonathan along! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Property Brothers' Drew Scott on Balancing Work and Married Life With Wife Linda," 19 Nov. 2018 What has quickly become a year-round destination, Beaver Creek offers the unique experience of a lifetime for anyone looking for adventure, fun, and inspiration. Discover Magazine, "One-on-One with Executive Chef Kevin Erving," 6 July 2018 There was no gathering, wedding, destination, or setting that didn’t revolve around binge drinking and powder up my nose. Carly Benson, SELF, "7 Important Tips for Traveling While Sober and Having an Even Better Time," 14 Feb. 2019 The destination, Mexico City, was an obvious choice for Ellen—and not only because her mother is Mexican. Brooke Porter Katz, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ellen Bennett & Casey Caplowe's Wedding Was Outside-The-Box in Every Way," 14 Feb. 2019 Less than an hour’s drive up Route 34 are Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica’s most popular tourist destination, and a small airport in the town of Quepos that offers flights to the capital city of San Jose. Kevin Brass, New York Times, "House Hunting in ... Costa Rica," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of destination

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for destination

see destine

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destination

noun

English Language Learners Definition of destination

: a place to which a person is going or something is being sent

destination

noun
des·​ti·​na·​tion | \ ˌde-stə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce destination (audio) \

Kids Definition of destination

: a place to which a person is going or something is sent

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